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Press Freedoms in Turkey Crumble, Germany Adds Fuel to the Fire

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Turkish tactics to limit freedom of speech and press have reached new heights, says Ankara native Evren Celik Wiltse. Not only has President Recep Tayyip Erdogan intimidated and jailed journalists in his own country, but his efforts have gone...
22-Apr-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Developing Probiotic Mixes to Treat Intestinal Infections

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Antibiotics that fight infection can adversely affect the digestive tract and give destructive bacteria a chance to flourish, said assistant professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences Joy Scaria. His research seeks to identify probiotic mixes...
11-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Learning Life’s Lessons Through Renaissance Literature

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Though the Renaissance literature was written more than 400 years ago, English professor Bruce Brandt said, “Modern students can find lots of things that can lead them to be better people.” The Harvard graduate has authored two books, co-edited...
10-Dec-2015 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Preventing Antibiotic-Induced Kidney Failure

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When associate professor of pharmacy practice Tadd Hellwig of South Dakota State University and three pharmacy colleagues at the Sanford USD Medical Center noticed that some hospital patients given two common antibiotics developed kidney failure,...
1-Dec-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researching Seabirds in Alaska

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Eagles feasting on winterkill fish aren’t an inspiring sight to most young women, but they were to Anne Schaefer. The outing was fieldwork for an ornithology class at South Dakota State University that set Schaefer on the path to becoming an avian...
24-Nov-2015 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Students Plan 'Get FRUVED' Activities to Promote Healthy Campus Lifestyle

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Students at South Dakota State University are carving the pathway toward a healthier college experience with the Get FRUVED—Get your FRUits and VEgetables—social marketing campaign.
19-Oct-2015 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Increasing Gender Equity in Public Higher Education

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“Gender equity affects everyone,” pointed out sociology professor Meredith Redlin of South Dakota State University. She will lead a multi-institutional team of researchers who will examine employee policies and evaluations to identify gender...
14-Oct-2015 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Trees Tell Story of Regreening of West African Grasslands

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Regrowth of trees explains why grasslands in western Africa known as the Sahel have recovered after devastating droughts in the 1970s and 1980s, according to South Dakota State University professor Niall Hanan. “Studies in the past have suggested...
5-Oct-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Mother Nature Overshadows Impact of Anglers

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When it comes to reducing the number of walleye, anglers take a back seat to Mother Nature. That’s the one of the insights on harvest dynamics emerging from a research project to assess movement, mortality and the impact of anglers on walleye...
1-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT

Exercise to Keep MS Patients Active, Therapy May Help, Too

Resistance, stability and flexibility training can improve balance and other functional movements for people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis—and behavior therapy may further improve their quality of life. That’s the premise of a study that...
27-Apr-2016 1:00 PM EDT

Germany Adds Fuel to Turkey’s Assault on Freedom of Speech, Press

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22-Apr-2016 6:05 PM EDT

Going Tobacco-Free, Tall Order for Health-Care Facilities

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Health-care facilities being tobacco-free seems like a natural fit, but enforcing a tobacco-free policy that prohibits all people from using tobacco in buildings and on campus grounds it owns and leases can be a tall order. A state-wide survey...
15-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT

Using Fungi to Decrease Need for Chemical Fertilizers

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Plants share their carbohydrates with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi that colonize their roots and, in exchange, these fungi provide their hosts with nitrogen and phosphorous. By exploiting this relationship, scientists may be able to increase the...
8-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT

Developing Ways to Study Influenza D Virus

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Researchers have found antibodies to the newly discovered influenza D virus in pigs, cattle, horses, goats and sheep, but not poultry. South Dakota State University doctoral student Chithra Sreenivasan has proven that the guinea pig can be used as...
7-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT

Study Determines Economic Impact, Ripple Effect of Hunting on CRP-Funded Land

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An economic analysis of data gathered from survey respondents who bought South Dakota hunting licenses showed that more than $37.5 million was generated through those who hunted on land set aside through Conservation Reserve Program funding. The...
1-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Diversity Key to Improving Winter Wheat Varieties

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“Breeding is a numbers game—the more combinations we test, the more likely we are to identify a superior plant,” said winter wheat breeder Sunish Sehgal. He develops more than 500 new genetic combinations each year to increase winter...
23-Mar-2016 12:05 PM EDT

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